I am having one heck of a time trying to upgrade PHP on my server. Ok, here are my version specs:
The problem is that I currently have a website running on the server and when I try upgrading PHP the site goes down. The reason for the upgrade is simple, I would like to bring up another site that runs on WordPress. According to the error message I get when trying to load the site, WordPress requires a PHP version of 5.2.4 or higher. So, I am not particular about which version I am to install. I have so far tried 5.2.17 and 5.3.x, both failed miserably.
The failure was quite different, though. When going the 5.3 route, when trying to load my existing site the page loaded like some partially parse PHP text. Strangely, I don't think that the PHP code I am seeing is from my site, but I may be wrong.
When loading PHP 5.2, the error on my site is much different. My browser comes up with a Server Error page, claiming the site may be down or improperly configured.
I am not at all sure what to try at this point. I have some basic server configuration knowledge, but I know a bit more about software. If anyone has any recommendations on what I can try, I would greatly appreciate it.